Sparta, Tennessee

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Pictured above is Burgess Falls, accessible by water on Center Hill Lake. Visitors can also visit Burgess Falls State Park (top of waterfall access only). 

Sparta is located in the White County just south of Cookeville.

Sparta is a low key, rural area with some of the most scenic places. Sweeping hillsides, rolling distant hills and sprawling farms, this area is great for farmers, families or businesses. With popular attractions like Burgess Falls, Virgin Falls and some parts of Center Hill Lake & the Caney Fork River, Sparta is stunning countryside ideal for those who love the great outdoors.

Known for:

a rural town along the Calfkiller River, large farms and rural living

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Places of Note:

Burgess Falls
Upper Cumberland Regional Airport
Calfkiller River
Virgin Falls
Caney Fork River

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Ragland Botton Center Hill Lake | Tennessee

Ragland Botton Center Hill Lake | Tennessee

Ragland Bottom Campground + Rec Area Center Hill Lake
1410 Ragland Bottom Rd, Sparta, TN ‎38583
Ramp, camping, parking, pocnic area + shelter, playground, fishing, handicap access, swimming area, hiking trails

Flight Tours with Tennessee Flying Machines

Flight Tours with Tennessee Flying Machines

Gain a new perspective of Center Hill Lake from a bird’s eye view! Tour the lake, waterfalls, and surrounding area with country music star & legend Aaron Tippin & his crew.

Virgin Falls. Sparta, Tennessee.

Sparta and White County Tennessee have more caves, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks per square mile than anywhere else in the United States.

We also have over 100 miles of paddleable water and scores of hiking trails nearby. In addition, we offer arts, agritourism, wonderful restaurants, unique shopping, festivals and more.

Known as “Bluegrass USA”, we are home to legendary bluegrass artists like Lester Flatt, Benny Martin, and Blake Williams. We are home to the IBMA award-winning “Lester Flatt Day” and offer free bluegrass music venues almost a dozen times per year.

Sparta is located near the middle of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s electrical service area making volumes of electricity both reliable, and affordable. Sparta is the most centrally located town to three of Tennessee’s largest cities; in fact, White County lies less than 90 minutes from the airports in Nashville, Knoxville, or Chattanooga.

Our home is bursting with recreation, history, culture and opportunity. Tennessee is among the lowest cost-of-living states in the US. Sparta ranks lowest where it counts most, White County is among the lowest cost-of-living counties in the state Tennessee. Our community is a great place to live, work and play. The Sparta / White County Chamber of Commerce welcomes you.

*Info from White Co. Chamber

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